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Thailand in mourning after death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

After the passing away of Thailand's monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the country is in mourning. All concerts and entertainment events have been canceled for the remainder of 2016. Even the famous Chiang Mai’s Yi Peng Festival, the annual sky lantern festival has been canceled.

Travelers planning to visit Thailand should check before heading there.

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